Kenya 'the activity capital of Africa'
Kenya could be the perfect destination for those planning trips to Africa with a keen sense of adventure.
The country, located on the eastern coast of Africa, offers a vast variety of different landscapes including Africa's second highest mountain in Mount Kenya, wildlife-rich savannahs and stunning beaches.
But, according to Angie Sloan, regional director of the Kenya Tourist Board, it is the huge range of different activities available to visitors that sets Kenya apart from other African destinations.
"Kenya is the activity capital of Africa," she said. "From glacial mountains with snow-capped peaks and dramatic river valleys, to spectacular wide-open grasslands and coral reefs along the Indian Ocean; Kenya is a paradise for adventure junkies searching for their next fix."
Among the many things to do and see in Kenya, Ms Sloan personally recommends white-water rafting.
This can be done along the 700km long Tana River, which runs from the Aberdare mountain range north of Nairobi out to the Indian Ocean.
"Just some of the adventures on offer in Kenya include white water rafting - the Tana River is located 95 kilometres outside of the capital city of Nairobi and is one of the main white-water rafting rivers in the country," Ms Sloan said.
Although a relatively small country, it is the wealth of activities on offer in Kenya which make it a favourite among those on Africa overland trips.
One of the main highlights for which Kenya is famous around the world is the wildlife.The country is home to several national parks and reserves, such as the Maasai Mara, Nakuru and Samburu, where all the 'big five' animals can be spotted as well as other fascinating species like the genet, jackal and hyena.
Meanwhile,standing at over 5,000ft and second only to Kilimanjaro among Africa's highest peaks, Mount Kenya provides stunning scenery and attracts climbers from around the world.